Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way instead of inputting your domain inside the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to secure the information of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard which you will find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even choose the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to preserve the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the info in any way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.